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Top 3 Reasons to Use Linear Irrigation

March 27, 2017 by Kevin Fischman

Linear irrigation is often seen as one of the most highly efficient methods, and may be the right fit for your field. Here are our top three reasons to consider linears on your farm.

Valley Irrigation Celebrates World Water Day!

March 22, 2017 by Lisa Dvorak

Did you wake up excited for World Water Day today? Every year, World Water Day brings awareness to the importance of freshwater resources, as well as the sustainable management of freshwater. Please join Valley Irrigation in promoting the day that celebrates our most precious natural resource - water.

A Center Pivot Irrigation Pep Talk: Are You Ready for Spring?

March 20, 2017 by Chris Righter

March 20th marks the first day of spring. You’ve spent fall and winter getting ready. Like an athlete training for the big event, you’ve been prepping for this growing season for months.

Which ICON Smart Panel is the Best Irrigation Management Tool for You?

March 16, 2017 by John Campbell

Valley® ICON™ - four completely new smart irrigation panels from The Leader in Precision Irrigation®. All four panels ship ready to connect to  AgSense® or BaseStation3™, and they all have the same extensive feature set. So, which panel is right for you? 

Irrigation Technology and More: Top 5 Reasons to Work for an Ag Company

March 13, 2017 by Michelle Martin

By definition, agriculture is, “the science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for growing crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool and other products.” What does your mind’s eye see when you think of agriculture? For me, it’s a farmer wearing bib overalls, working in a corn field, performing back-breaking work and herding cows. Oh, and chickens – lots of chickens. The reality is, there is so much more to it than that; ag is way cooler than many people imagine.

Q&A with Valley Dealers on the New ICON Center Pivot Smart Panels

March 9, 2017 by Valley Irrigation

Valley® Irrigation center pivot dealers across the country are busy helping farmers get their operations ready for the upcoming growing season. Some of their preparation includes getting growers more acquainted with their new Valley ICON™ smart panels. Valley spoke with dealers Keith Grimm of MWI in Hiawatha, Kan., and Jeremiah Johnson of Central Valley Irrigation in Holdrege, Neb., to see how growers are reacting to the new center pivot irrigation smart panels.

3 Tools You Need to Manage Your Farm Effectively

March 7, 2017 by Ashley Anderson

As with many industries, technology has advanced the farming industry considerably in the last two decades. The latest ag technology provides growers with the tools to improve efficiency and increase their yields. These advancements come from a variety of sources – machinery, mobile applications and business intelligence. By using these three irrigation management tools, growers will be poised to manage their farms focused on the future, while still having time to enjoy today.

A Grower's Guide to the Internet of Things for Irrigation

March 2, 2017 by Matt Ondrejko

Over the past few years, we have seen more and more people adopt home and personal automation tools; these have simply become a way of life. Google, Amazon and Nest, among others, have taken the automation market by storm and have created a demand for connecting people to the internet beyond just using a personal computer. Here is our Complete Beginner's Guide to the Internet of Things (IoT) for Irrigation.

Irrigation and Popcorn – Getting Just the Right Pop

February 28, 2017 by Jake Hull

Popcorn is an entertainment snack food staple in America. From the local little league game to the multiplex theater, popcorn is the first snack we reach for. It is so common that we often don’t stop to think about where it comes from and all the work that goes into making that perfectly fluffy treat.

Why Valley Created 4 New Smart Panels

February 23, 2017 by Jake Hull

The ICON line of smart panels from Valley® Irrigation were made to meet the varying needs of growers. Each of the four control panels come with the same full set of center pivot control features, such as daily operations, Cruise Control and variable rate irrigation(VRI). But each were uniquely designed to stand apart and fulfill different needs that were proposed to us by real growers.